is the apple tv capable of playing videos from an EXT. TC drive?

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  1. stefmesman macrumors 6502

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    is the apple tv2 able to play files from an external hard drive on a time capsule?

    Just want to check this out, my media player just died and i want to know my options might i buy an atv2.

    thanks!
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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    You need iTunes running somewhere OR iTunes Match (internet streaming your music)
     
  3. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    No, it is not able to play anything from a network connected hard drive without having a computer/iOS device streaming to it.
     
  4. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Unless it's jailbroken. :cool:
     
  5. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    Ah yes, I meant stock, but good point!
     
  6. stefmesman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so i will always need a mac in between ? is there any particular reason why? i don't see the need of a mac being active to play a video from the tc? video files don't need to be converted anymore right?
     

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